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Kirkby Stephen man sentenced for assault on ex-partner

Carlisle Magistrates Court
Carlisle Magistrates Court

[A] man who was convicted of assaulting his ex-partner after a trial earlier this month, returned to Carlisle Magistrates Court to be sentenced.

Christopher Stephen Turnbull-Allen, 32, gave address as Westgarth Court, Kirkby Stephen, during the trial the court was told that the defendant was at his ex-partners home on May 23,  she heard his car repeatedly go past her house, the cars exhaust was very loud,  she went out and asked him to stop,  he opened the car-door and this hit her and she fell to the ground, she was punched to the jaw and nose, the court was told neighbours came to her aid.

Turnbull-Allen was found guilty of assault by beating.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by beating again on his former partner of five-years, from July 6 again at her home address in Kirkby Stephen.

Magistrates were told their relationship was one of  “up’s and down’s” on this occasion he arrived at the door angry,  when she opened the front-door he “squirted”  her from a bottle of Lucozade.  He then sent her numerous text-messages,  earlier when she told him she would telephone the police, “he just laughed”.

Pamela Fee prosecuting told the court the victim feels intimated by his actions of repeatedly passing her house in his car, also she had been to a hen party at a pub and went out for a cigarette, he was outside in his car, and calling her horrible names, she had to go back inside as she felt intimated.

Turnbull-Allen was told that this was a repeated assault in a domestic situation, he was placed on a Community Order for one-year, with two requirements, 25-days of Rehabilitation Activity days and 150-hours of unpaid work, he has to pay court costs of £520 with a victims surcharge of £85 and compensation to the victim of £100,  a restraining order was issued that he must not make any contact with her, unless through a solicitor, this order will last for an indefinite period of time, until another order is made.

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